After failing to gain worldwide attention over the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir by PM Narendra Modi-led government, Pakistan government on Friday decided to ban the sale of CDs of Indian movies. This move is among a few other petty actions taken by the neighboring country to show it opposes the abrogation of Article 370. Speaking about the ban, Indian actor Raza Murad in an exclusive conversation with Republic TV stated that the decision taken by the Pak government is their loss and not India's, as the country was earning in crores from the revenue of the entertainment industry. "Ultimately, it is their loss. It is the public of Pakistan that is crazy after our films and they will watch it legally or illegally. It is a very tiny territory for us and it will not make even 0.5% difference to us".
BJP MP from Gorakhpur Ravi Kishan also reacted to the move by Pakistan. Watch it below:
#LIVE | It's a good thing for us. We don't want to have anything to do with them. Imran Khan doesn't know what to do, he's tearing his hair out: Ravi Kishan, actor and Gorakhpur MP on Pakistan cracking down on Indian film CDs, not terrorists https://t.co/LGCyJUEBn5 pic.twitter.com/SmsLV9GTmJ— Republic (@republic) August 16, 2019
Indian filmmaker, Ashoke Pandit also reacted to the move by Pakistan. Watch it below:
#LIVE | Entire world isn't taking Pakistan seriously because it protects terrorists. It doesn't make a difference to our industry: Ashoke Pandit on the contrast between Pakistan sparing terrorists but cracking down on Indian film CDs https://t.co/LGCyJUEBn5 pic.twitter.com/gCDYy9YOeF— Republic (@republic) August 16, 2019
It also comes after Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) banned the airing of advertisements featuring Indian artists and India-made products.
"We have banned Indian advertisements and launched a crackdown on CD shops to confiscate Indian movies," Dawn newspaper quoted Firdous Ashiq Awan, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information, as saying.
She said the Interior Ministry had already started a crackdown on Indian movies in the federal capital and it would be expanded to other parts of the country soon in collaboration with the provincial governments. "Today the interior ministry raided some compact disc shops in Islamabad and confiscated Indian movies."